The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The West Berkeley submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $19 per sqft per year. That's a 74% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the West Berkeley submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 15% of the office spaces in the West Berkeley are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 10,280 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1961 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst West Berkeley folk. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.